New Year Message

New Year Message

by 3d, 09/12/2016

The market for premium composite doors has been overwhelmingly strong throughout 2016 and the prospects for 2017 and the subsequent years ahead will be equally productive. The fact is consumers want a better performing entrance door in terms of security and importantly, design.

We have spent 14 years developing our CoolSkin® technology for composite and panelled doors, which offers a door skin with a foiled finish that’s designed to perfectly match the foiled PVCu door frames into which the composite doors from the likes of Endurance and Solidor are fitted. GRP doors simply do not match regardless of any staining or embossing and the difference is significant.

With the leading players able to offer over 15 different solid, through colours and rich woodgrains inside and out, it’s the opportunity for consumers to design a bespoke door to their most exacting of needs, using the latest online door designers. There are more colours and woodgrain finishes on the way and with lower minimum ordering quantities, limited edition and exclusive finishes are now a reality, with the wide availability of foils for frame and door slab already established.

Composite doors will continue to thrive as a broad sector in 2017, but the second generation, solid core segment will be the one that will continue to flourish and grow at the expensive of the first generation GRP composites. The emergence of deeper PVCu frame depths will be another new trend in 2017 as sales savvy companies continue to search for competitive differentials.

Mark Lofthouse
Managing Director
3D Laminates Ltd.